Thursday, July 3, 2008

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

There are three ways you can get killed in Rotterdam...bus, tram, or bike. Of the three, I would put my money on the bike. Bikes are a way of life here. Everyone has them and they definitely rule the road. I love it!

I arrived in Rotterdam yesterday to join Jignesh (who has been here for work since we moved to London) for a few days. Tomorrow (Friday) we are going to head to Amsterdam for the weekend. I explored the area with a brillant run this morning. Rotterdam is the second largest city in The Netherlands (behind Amsterdam) and the port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and was the world's busiest port until it was overtaken by Shanghi in 2004. Rotterdam was almost completely destroyed in World War II and, therefore, is full of very modern buildings and arcitecture. It is definitely an interesting city...I am going to head out later to take some pictures so check back!



peter said...

Wow, the peace corps in Ecuador - that must be crazy... oh wait a minute, wrong blog...

Lynne said...

Sounds like you guys are having a lot of new and fun experiences. We enjoy the blog and seeing pictures. Take care!